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Austin Hill Wins Pole for Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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Austin Hill won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. Hill was the third to last truck to turn a lap, and topped Stewart Friesen with a speed of 133.230 mph. The pole is Hill’s third pole of the season and his career. Friesen will start on the front row alongside Hill …

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Austin Hill Returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2020

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Austin Hill will return to Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 Toyota in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Nov. 5. Hill is currently in the playoffs going into this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway, having scored six top-five finishes and 12 top 10s alongside three victories. “It’s awesome to …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Career Win Amid Martinsville Chaos

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland scored his first career win at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Ross Chastain to the checkered flag by almost a full second. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota held onto the top spot during an overtime finish that saw Gilliland’s teammate Harrison Burton spin in the NASCAR …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

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Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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NASCAR 101: The Most First-Time Winners in Truck Series History

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After a quiet year for new winners in 2018, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is having quite a year for newcomers to victory lane. Spencer Boyd‘s Talladega Superspeedway triumph made him the fifth first-time winner in the series in 2019, with three races still to go before the season’s end. He’s the first new …

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Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Pace Truck Series Practices at Talladega

Austin Hill and Harrison Burton led the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday (Oct. 11) afternoon for the Sugarlands Shine 250. In the first practice of the day, Hill, one of the six Truck Series playoff drivers, topped the speed charts at 193.115 mph. Clay Greenfield, driving his …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Talladega Looms as Truck Series Opens its Round of 6

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, and the remaining playoff drivers have just one goal: survive. The series kicks off its Round of 6 Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12), but the good news for the championship hopefuls is that no champion has won at the superspeedway in the same season they …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: A Delaware Drive

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At this point of the NASCAR season, there aren’t really any surprises. The majority of the top-tier rides that are changing hands have been announced, and most of the action can be pretty accurately determined beforehand. The same group of drivers will be up front, while no one can pass anyone else on the track. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Austin Hill’s ‘Statement’ Win Serves as a Reminder to the Field

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the 2019 season opened for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway in February, it marked a new beginning for Austin Hill and 2018 championship-winning team Hattori Racing Enterprises. Hill was just a driver who had just a single full-time Truck Series season under his belt and a whopping eight career top …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his third win of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season with a 2.116-second victory over Ross Chastain in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota restarted 20th on lap 87 restart after a late …

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